MMA Nation will be in Washington, DC this week and Saturday to cover the IBF and WBA light welterweight title fight between reigning champion Amir 'King' Khan and Lamont Peterson. The fight takes place Saturday, December 10th, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The fight will air on HBO. This is the first boxing bout televised from the nation's capital on HBO in approximately 18 years.
In the main event, Khan will defend both titles against Peterson. Khan enters this bout having most recently dispatched Zab Judah via fifth round TKO in July of 2011. He holds notable wins over Judah, Paul McCloskey, Paul Malignaggi, Dmitry Salita, Marcos Maidana and Marco Antonio Barerra.
Peterson enters this bout as the native Washingtonian. He most recently defeated Victor Cayo via twelfth-round KO in July of 2011. In addition to the Cayo victory, he holds a notable draw with Victor Ortiz and a loss to Timothy Bradley.
In the co-main event of the evening, rising heavyweight prospect Seth 'Mayhem' Mitchell takes on the more seasoned Timur Ibragimov.
Anthony Peterson, Lamont's brother, will also fight. He takes on Nigeria's Daniel Attah.
MMA Nation will have exclusive coverage all week including original interviews, analysis, fight night coverage and more.